A project to resell used Android smartphones is in progress


Kārlis Dambrāns

'Forgetting Google' by installing the ' / e / ' OS forked from Android on Android smartphones that will be largely dependent on Google-based applications for the sake of simply developing Android OS by Google A project to resell is in progress.

/ e / pre-installed Grade A smartphones-/ e /

/ e / plans to sell refurbished smartphones with Google-free Android-Liliputing

Android devices are strongly linked to Google-based applications and services because of the development of the operating system by Google, and people who 'do not want to share their information with Google' will have various limitations. . / e / is an OS that removes Google-based applications from Android devices and replaces them with alternative applications such as MicroG , Signal, and Telegram to improve privacy, and is derived from LineageOS , the successor to CyanogenMod , which has been forked from Android.

The / e / beta ROM was released in 2018, and it can be used by anyone by unlocking and installing the boot loader of the terminal.

Android fork '/ e /' is released which greatly removes Google dependency from Android and improves privacy-GIGAZINE

The / e / development team has provided only custom ROMs, but announced that it will start selling second-hand smartphones with the Android smartphone OS replaced with / e /. 'Since the beta release of / e / was released in September 2018, many people have asked us,' Can we buy a smartphone with / e /? ', The development team said He says he is excited to sell / e / powered smartphones.

According to the development team, the / e / smart phone is available to all carriers and has a one-year warranty. The lineups published at the time of writing are Samsung S7 (279 euros: approx. 34,000 yen), Samsung S7 edge (299 euros: approx. 37,000 yen), Samsung S9 (499 euros: approx. 61,000 yen) -Four types of Samsung S9 + (549 euros: approx. 68,000 yen). Although all are second-hand products, we are planning to sell only handsets classified as 'A (best quality)' as second-hand smartphone quality.

At the time of writing the article, the development team says that it is not possible to purchase or make reservations for / e / equipped smartphones, but to find out how much demand is still there. If you are interested in / e / equipped smart phone, you will be notified by e-mail when actual sales start by registering the e-mail address etc by clicking the 'I'M INTERESTED' button of the terminal you care about from the official site can do.

in Mobile,   Software,   Hardware, Posted by log1h_ik